Talk Tuesday

“Talk Tuesday” is a virtual series of workshop conversations that provides a forum that amplifies the voices of marginalized and underrepresented communities around various topics centered of intersectionality and social justice.

The series plans to serve as a catalyst to:

  • promote, celebrate, and increase cultural awareness at GSU,
  • encourage cross-cultural dialogue & engagement and
  • advance global/intercultural fluency and cultural competency.

Each workshop topic is uniquely designed and expertly facilitated to create a safe environment for authentic conversation, varying viewpoints and cultural exchange. Selected guest speakers help to shift personal paradigms and facilitate learning and understanding through their scholarship, service and storytelling. The topics and speakers presented do not represent the views of the Multicultural Center or Georgia State University, but are intended to reflect contemporary social concerns.
All are welcome to take part in these cultural conversations. For more information on Talk Tuesday, please contact William Britto

Upcoming Talk Tuesday

Scoop
Remembering Tulsa; Reimagining Black Wallstreet
Tuesday, February 23
12 – 1:15 p.m.
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On this specific TALK TUESDAY our moderator and panelist will pay homage and celebrate the resilience of the Greenwood District and the spirit of “Black Wall Street”. Participants will hear the perspectives of experts, thought leaders and cultural influencers as they weigh in on the influence on the socio-economic advancements of the Black/ African American community and provide insight on ways to optimize professional skills and generate generational wealth through innovative business ventures.
Who are our panelists?

Steven Barge, CEO of Barge Consulting Group/Tech Founder at Tenaciti – Steven Barge is a graduate of Voorhees College where he obtained a degree in accounting with a minor in finance. He is the Founder of Tenaciti, a Atlanta based real estate technology company, BitesHub a vending technology company and Barge Consulting Group, a financial literacy brand where he has leveraged his network to build a community of over 2100 investors and taught them how to invest in the stock market. He also helps small business owners build profitable businesses with business consulting services. Steven’s primary focus is to share his financial literacy knowledge to help others build generational wealth and help them reach their financial goals by leveraging the stock market and creating profitable need-based businesses.
Sonia Booker, Real Estate Developer & Visionary of The Vault – Sonia Booker – affectionately known as the “wealth-builder” is on a mission to build a better world. An internationally-recognized thought leader and top-rated keynote speaker on wealth creation, real estate investing, entrepreneurship and impact philanthropy, for the last decade Sonia has been at the forefront of a movement to equip everyday people with the blueprint to build wealth, one dollar at a time. This focus has evolved and expanded into a firm commitment to expand people’s understanding of wealth as a dimension of wellness. Sonia holds a Business Administration Degree from The University of Southern Mississippi and an M.B.A from the University of Dallas.
Phil Armstrong, Project Manager of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission – Philip Keith Armstrong is a native of Ohio and has been in Tulsa for 20+ years. He holds a Bachelor’s in Mass Communications from Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Akron. Phil has a varied background working in the corporate sector and as an entrepreneur in the restaurant business. In 2019 he was hired by the Tulsa Community Foundation as Project Director for the 1921 Tulsa Race MassacreCentennial Commission. Phil has been actively engaged in the community by serving on several non-profit boards.
Dominique Gabriel, Finance professional and COO of Designs by D&J, LLC – Dominique Gabriel is a Senior Relationship Manager in the Financial Services Industry, Chief Operating Officer for Designs by D&J LLC and Real Estate Investor. She has over 10 years of experience in Finance, working for some of the worlds leading Investment Management firms. She is also one half of a startup design and construction company, working with clients to evolve their home design story, and managing the company’s day-to-day business relations. Dominique also invests in Real Estate in the New York area changing one neighborhood at a time. Dominique holds a Bachelor of Science from Buffalo State College and is a current Certified Investment Management Analyst Candidate at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Ryan Wilson, CEO & Co-Founder of The Gathering Spot – Ryan Wilson is the CEO of the Gathering Spot, a private membership club that serves as a home for Atlanta’s creative class, business professionals, and entrepreneurs. The club, co-founded with TK Petersen, is one of the largest membership communities in Atlanta. In 2020, the club opened a new location in Washington D.C. and announced plans for future expansion to Los Angeles, California. The company also operates a digital platform, TGS Connect. Wilson also serves as the CEO of the annual A3C hip-hop conference and festival. Wilson is currently an active participant in several Atlanta civic and community organizations. graduated from Georgetown University and Georgetown University Law Center.

Upcoming Talk Tuesday Spring Events

We Gon’ Be Alright: Open Dialogue on Race, Restorative Justice & How We Heal Despite Difference
Tuesday, January 19
12 – 1:15 p.m.
WebEx Events
Join the Multicultural Center and TRiO for TALK TUESDAY in recognition of the 5th anniversary of National Day of Racial Healing. On this specific TALK TUESDAY our moderator and panelist will discuss diversity in the U.S. and how we heal despite difference to move towards MLK’s ideal of “Beloved Community”.
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Storytellers: A Conversation about Identity, Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Tuesday, February 16
12 – 1:15 p.m.
WebEx Events
Join the Multicultural Center for “Storytellers!” “Storytellers” is a cultural conversation series that has a focus on education and social justice awareness. This intimate conversation invites key social justice community leaders to discuss a range of topics including their work, ambitions, and personal lives with a moderator. “Storytellers” allows for participants to engage with and learn the perspectives of social justice community leaders.
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Rewind 1921: Remembering Tulsa; Reimagining Black Wall Street
Tuesday, February 23
12 – 1:15 p.m.
WebEx Events
Join the Multicultural Center for TALK TUESDAY in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. On this specific TALK TUESDAY our moderator and panelist will pay homage and celebrate the resilience of the Greenwood District and the spirit of “Black Wall Street”. Participants will hear the perspectives of experts, thought leaders and cultural influencers as they weigh in on the influence on the socio-economic advancements of the Black/ African American community and provide insight on ways to optimize professional skills and generate generational wealth through innovative business ventures.
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A Conversation on Faith, Feminism & Sexual Freedom
Tuesday, March 23
12 – 1:15 p.m.
WebEx Events
Join the Multicultural Center for TALK TUESDAY, in recognition of Womxn’s HERstory Month. On this specific TALK TUESDAY our moderator and panelist will have a discussion exploring the intersections of race, religion and respectability politics pertaining to sexuality and gender equality. Participants will hear the perspectives of activists, thought leaders and cultural influencers as they weigh in on the topic and explore how we move towards more equitable and inclusive communities.
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I Can’t Breathe: Connections between Climate Change, COVID-19 & Environmental Racism
Tuesday, April 20
12 – 1:15 p.m.
WebEx Events
Join the Multicultural Center for TALK TUESDAY. On this specific TALK TUESDAY our moderator and panelist will have a discussion exploring the connection between climate change, COVID-19 and environmental racism.
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